"Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" - Rocky's Odyssey (1954) Starring Richard Crane, Scotty Beckett and Sally Mansfield Chapter I, II & III aired weekly, beginning September 19, 1954. Reedited into feature length TV film "Gypsy moon". ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 1950's, 50's, Fifties, Odyssey, Rocky Jones, Space, Space Ranger, Richard Crane
Episode "Murder, PH.D." of the classic 50's TV series "Rocky King, Detective", which ran on the DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1955. The series was broadcast live, and it's believed most episodes of the show are lost. The show got decent ratings and generally good reviews, and is among the better DuMont Network programs. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, DuMont Television Network, Live Television, Early TV
Episode "Murder Scores a Knockout" of the aired-live DuMont Television Network series "Rocky King, Detective". In this episode, a magician is murdered, and things get more complicated when it seems jewels are involved... Original Air Date: 13 July 1952 Genre: Crime Drama ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, Fifties, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network, Cult TV
Not sure of the exact date, but this is episode 7 of the syndicated series. I might be wrong, but I think this western was aimed at children... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Range Rider, Early Television
Very early television series from 1949, aired locally in Los Angeles. A pop music show featuring talented performers. A bit stilted, but not bad given the limitations of early live local television. Contains the original commercials. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, Live television, Local television, Los Angeles, Pop music, Popular music,...
An episode of the well-liked *live* dramatic anthology series of the 1950s. This episode stars Vincent Price and other talented people. This copy contains the original commercials for Johnson's Wax and Lucky Strike cigarettes, but lacks the closing credits. Despite being given a 1-star review on IMDb, it's not too bad, in fact it's pretty decent despite some iffy attempts at British accents. Originally broadcast 26 May 1952. I hope this video plays back ok. In New York City this episode aired... Topics: Classic TV: Television, Vincent Price, Drama, Anthology, Anthology series, Robert Montgomery, Live...
IMDb says this aired as part of anthology series "Four Star Playhouse" on 21 January 1954. Cast includes a very attractive Angela Lansbury. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Four Star Playhouse, Angela Lansbury, Drama,...
An episode of the fondly-remembered 1950s childrens series "Rootie Kazootie". One of many puppet-based series of the era. (note: title given is not the original) Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Rootie Kazootie, Television
An episode of this country music series, filmed in 1959 and broadcast in 1960. "What country is this from?", some might ask. Well, the cast is almost entirely American, but it was an Australian series, filmed in the studios of Sydney station TCN-9, though the series was owned by a U.S. company. That's why the production style is a bit rough...Australian television had only begun in late 1956, and the film industry in the country had been dead since the early 1940s (and didn't revive... Topics: Classic TV, Television, Australian television, Not really, 1959, 1960, Country music, Popular...
Country music show. Filmed in Australia (though owned by a company from elsewhere), starring a largely American cast and American music, though I think the director may have been Australian. Confused? Good. My usual DVD ripper wouldn't rip the disc, so I had to use a different (and inferior) ripper. Topics: Classic TV, Television, Australian television, Not really, 1959, 1960, Country music, Popular...
'Rocky Jones, Space Ranger' - Beyond the curtain of space (1954) Chapter I, II & III aired weekly beginning April 10th, 1954. Reedited into feature length TV film "Beyond the moon". Half hour episodes were usually grouped into stories that consisted of three 'chapters' that were broadcast on successive weeks. A few of the stories were complete in one episode. Thirty six of these were grouped into 12 three-episode stories, and three were complete in one episode. Many of the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Fifties, Rocky Jones, Robert Crane, Space
Episode "One Minute for Murder" of the "Live" 50's TV series 'Rocky King, Detective'. As the lead actor was sick, Roscoe Karn's son does lead instead. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: 50's, 1950's, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, TV, Television, DuMont Network, DuMont Television Network
"Rocky King, Detective" aired on the short-lived DuMont Television Network from 1950 to 1954. The show was done live on a low-budget, and the show had several quirks. Most of the episodes are believed lost, But perhaps as many as 37 survive. The show never entered the top 30 in the ratings, and is now considered to be a "Cult Classic". This episode is called "The Hermit's Cat" This episode originally aired 31 August 1952. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, DuMont Television Network, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Television
Here is the second of two surviving roller derby games from 1949. This game features New Jersey against Philadelphia. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Roller Derby, Sports, Blatz Beer Commercials, 1949, 1940s, Classic_TV
Here is a classic roller derby game from 1949. This game is sponsored by Blatz Beer (The sponsor of the Amos 'n' Andy TV series.), and features New York taking on Philadelphia. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Roller Derby, Sports, Blatz Beer Commercials, 1949, 1940s, Classic_TV
'Racket Squad' episode 'Check and double check' from Sep. 4, 1952. Warning: This program contains cigarette commercials from Philip Morris! Topics: Classic TV, 50's Television, 1950's, Crime show, CBS, Racket Squad, Philip Morris, 1952
Capt. John Braddock of the Racket Squad risks life and limb in this episode to help an old friend who has been conned out of money by phoney mine owners. Colour: B&W Sound: Yes, Mono Network: CBS Year Made/Released: 1951 Director: George Blair Writer: Giovanni Bello (teleplay) Series: Racket Squad ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad, Reed Hadley, Police Procedural, Crime Drama
Stars Reed Hadley as Captain Braddock, this early fifties program was based on real police cases. Produced by Hal Roach, jr., it was twice nominated for an Emmy as best mystery series. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: racket squad, reed hadley
A young couple buys a car with plans of getting married and driving to Arizona for their honeymoon, but the brakes fail on the car despite the dealer's assurance that the car had been thoroughly checked. Captain Braddock suspects fraud. Episode includes great footage of how crooked car dealers make "dogs" look like good cars. Season 2, Episode 13 ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A baffling case that has multiple double crosses including a small time crook squealing on his boss to save him from the gas chamber. Season 2, Episode 46 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A homeless man thinks he's hit on the perfect panhandling scheme by pretending to be deaf. However, he finds out that a criminal gang is running the racket and ripping off deaf panhandlers and turns to his old friend, Captain Braddock for help. Season 3, Episode 19 (1953) ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A man goes to Vegas to escape from a nagging mother-in-law and gets scammed when he joins a private poker game. Air Date: September 6, 1951 Season 2, Episode 1 Note: Some clips are missing from the Intro and outro but the show itself is intact. Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
A crook comes up with the perfect con for a talented accountant who can't find work due to his embezzlement conviction that involves conning small businessmen. The first victim is a Pottery store owner without a head for business. Season 3, Episode 28 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
Captain Braddock (Reed Hadley) tries to help the victims of con men who cheat gas station owners with a bill of sale, a promisary note, and an escrow account. Season 2, Episode 13 Original Air Date: November 29, 1951 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Racket Squad, Classic TV
When a woman's relationship with her mother's boy beau hits a rough patch, she seeks socialization at a dance class and dances right into a blackmail racket. Hugh Beaumont guest stars. Season 3, Episode 18 (1953) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
An artist who's an ex-con ignores Captain Braddock's warning and is duped into helping a slick operator work a con on the family of a recently deceased businessman. Original ads for Philip Morris included. Season 2, Episode 16 (February 1952) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A young wealthy widow begins dating a European man who romances her as part of an elaborate and despicable con game. Season 2, Episode 29 (1952) Includes original Philip Morris commercials. Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A businessman desperate to rid himself of a supply of inferior stockings, agrees to let a shady salesmen sell them however he wants. The salesman creates a pyramid marketing scheme to do the job. Season 3, Episode 13 (December 1952) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A skeptic thinks his wife is being taken by a genealogical "professor," but he's the one who is really being set up as the mark of a confidence game. Season 2, Episode 49 Hugh Marlowe and Frances Bavier guest star. Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
An old friend of Captain Braddock's comes by, upset about his wife divorcing him and suspicious that the divorce proceedings aren't legitimate. Season 2, Episode 28 (1952) Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad
A compulsive gambler thinks she's finally caught a brake when her Irish sweepstakes ticket matches the favorite in the upcoming race. The problem: The ticket she bought was a phony and the racketeers want it back before she blows the whistle on them. Season 2, Episode 44 Topics: Classic TV, Racket Squad